Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Cartographers will recognize some of the same decision points that go into making any map, such as what colors and symbology to utilize. In many ways the Metro map is the face of the city and choosing colors that send a "welcome" message to visitors is important to Lance Wyman, the graphic designer who is redesigning his original map from 1976. You can view the draft map and take an online survey to offer your perspective on the color and symbol choices.
And I am happy to report that there still is a North Arrow and a legend on the map!
Friday, July 1, 2011
The broadband map data represents the most current and comprehensive statewide view of broadband availability in Virginia. Data is updated twice a year, spring and fall, to the National Telecommunications Information Agency.. The online map will also be updated after each federal submittal is completed. The mapping application has some cool GIS features in it as well, including the ability to toggle between the VBMP statewide ortho and the ESRI base map, and ArcGIS Server web services for all data, and the geocoding web service for address look up. If you haven't seen it yet give it a spin!
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
- Establish a geospatial program (including recommendations on planning and governance)
- Develop and maintain data as an asset
- Take an enterprise approach
- Share with the public
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
Sanborn has made good progress in acquiring the 2011 VBMP imagery, with over 15,800 images (38% of the total) now “in the can”. The Richmond and Virginia Beach areas are completed as is the West Block 4 (Roanoke, Lexington, Covington, Bedford Lynchburg, and Danville areas). Also some upgrades areas have been flown (Arlington, Fairfax, Hopewell, Powhatan, Lexington, Roanoke).
Friday, February 11, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
The GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) has an open comment period for proposed changes to GISP certification requirements, most notably the inclusion of an examination.
Note: First heard on the NSGIC News Blog
Comment period is open February 1 - 28, 2011.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Data sets are both "state based" and "county based". Be sure to read about the data sets so you understand what you are getting, as this data can be complicated at times.